The Department of Geography was established in 1978, offering B.Sc. Geography course, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.  In addition, M.Sc Geography course was started in the year 2004.  Currently the department is affiliated to Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal and follows CBCS.  B.Sc. and M.Sc Geography was introduced for the benefit of rural students of Dindigul district.  The department functions with the motto of nurturing students with appropriate attitudes and values besides imparting them with quality knowledge to become enterprising researchers, eminent, teachers, lectures, town planners, cartographers and in remote sensing departments.

To excel in their forte and to have an updated knowledge base with latest developments in computing, seminars and conferences are conducted regularly for the students.  Students are encouraged to participate in various intercollegiate competitions including paper presentations in recent topics and they excel in them.  Dedicated staff members are working towards holistic development of the students.  At present 4 regular staff members and 10 guest lecturers constitutes our department.  The department is carrying out a research project in the area of 

  • An analysis of rural women workers,
  • An evaluation of groundwater quality for drinking purposes using RS and GIS ,
  • Eco Tourism,
  • Urban Environment

with financial assistance from UGC and Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education.  Our alumni are gained significant position in education and higher education departments and various services.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT

S.NO. NAME OF THE PROGRAMME(UG/PG) SUBJECT TAUGHT OFFERED SINCE
1 UG – B.Sc EM GEOGRAPHY 1978 – 1979
2 UG – B.Sc TM GEOGRAPHY 1978 – 1979
3 PG – M.Sc GEOGRAPHY 2004 – 2005
4 M. Phil GEOGRAPHY 2013 – 2014